Man Trouble (1930)

Genres - Musical, Romance  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In his next-to-last film, silent-screen favorite Milton Sills stars as a tough but good-natured Manhattan bootlegger. Saving the life of aspiring singer Dorothy Mackaill, Sills gives her a job in his nightclub. She's grateful for the break, but she can't fall in love with Sills, since her heart belongs to newspaperman Kenneth MacKenna. Any other hoodlum would put the reporter "on the spot," but Sills shows he's a right guy by giving his blessings to the couple. Though supposedly too old for the heroine, the 47-year-old Milton Sills looks far more handsome and virile than the antiseptic Kenneth MacKenna (and he's a better actor to boot!) Man Trouble was based on "A Very Practical Joke," a short story by Ben Ames Williams.

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anchorperson, love, love-triangle, nightclub, owner, problems, songwriter